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NIAGARA FALLS – Pete Ames, a historian and member of the board of directors of Oakwood Cemetery, will give an illustrated lecture on a landscape report for the cemetery from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the auditorium of the Earl Brydges Public Library, 1425 Main St.
The free public program is the first in a series of lectures about local history that will take place on the third Tuesday of each month until May, sponsored by the Friends of Local History.
Tuesday’s program will deal with a report by landscape architect Dean Gowen that evaluates and makes recommendations for restoration of the cemetery and describes conditions at the Oakwood mausoleum.
Oakwood Cemetery, at Portage Road and Cedar Avenue, founded in 1852, contains 18½ acres with more than 22,000 graves, including those of some of the most prominent people in local history.
The Friends of Local History said the cemetery and mausoleum need preservation and restoration in order to be maintained as historic treasures.